Sadaharu Aoki

The famed Sadaharu Aoki, who makes French pastries with a distinctly Japanese flavor profile. His signature piece is the Bamboo, an Opera Cake made with alternating layers of joconde biscuit (an almond sponge cake), matcha, matcha cream, and chocolate ganache. In addition to his entremets, he also sells macarons, éclairs, and choux puffs. I knew that … Continue reading Sadaharu Aoki

Starbucks Series: Nectarine Peach Cream Tea Frappuccino, Nectarine Peach Cream Tea, & Yuzu Tea

Officially dubbed the "Nectarine Peach Cream Tea Frappuccino with Tea Bavarois," this tea-based drink is one of the starter line-ups for Starbucks' Teavana launch in Japan. As, sadly, I cannot remember the specific details of the drink, I have to write my thoughts from remembrance. Frappuccino: -too sweet, only slightly peachy The bavarois on the … Continue reading Starbucks Series: Nectarine Peach Cream Tea Frappuccino, Nectarine Peach Cream Tea, & Yuzu Tea